Metalhead (628) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This is a beer that needs to sit for a few after pouring to kill the sharp bitterness.
Pours like hazy apricot juice. Aroma was not really distinctive unless you stick your nose in the glass.
Tastes of burnt caramel ,bread crust and resiny hops. Sticky finish. I got ZERO citrus out of this which is a big no no in my book. Pretty good lacing. You won’t see one in my fridge anytime soon.
slowrunner77 (5983) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"Not bad, not great. Nicely balanced caramel and biscuit malt, and citrus and piney hops. nothing really pops, but it’s pleasant to drink. perhaps a well made starter ipa?"
CObiased (25) - - JUN 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It pours a nice cloudy golden ale color. A mellow and balanced hop profile match the malty body for a well rounded IPA. Obviously not a west coast IPA but rather a Massachusetts hop ale to hold its own.
Bebum (310) - - MAY 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear amber, tall head.
Medium body, well balanced mouthfeel, rich, intense but simple flavor, long palate.
Very bitter and dry, despite maltyness,
Hoppy but not in an American way, malty, floral, herbal, hint of grapefruit.
A balanced and intense IPA, just not a lot of personality.
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DrinkinWell (274) - - APR 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a nice IPA. Pours a light mahogany, somewhat amber color with off white head and very little lacing. Lemon, straw, citrus notes on the head. Pine, resin, hints of caramel, mild bitterness make for a really nice beer. It’s actually less hoppy than I expected, making this IPA unlike other hopped up ales.
ludhaber (62) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is hoppy with much less citrus than one might expect. The beer has a smooth start and an acidic finish in the mouth. The taste is similar with some good balance starting out finished by what I find excessive bitters.
bigben873 (133) - Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light hop aroma, dark amber, somewhere between a regular IPA and an imperial. Smooth and malty like an imperial but a little bitter and not as full bodied, like a regular IPA. -March madness 2014
bkurtz (831) - PERU - JAN 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy orange with a smallish head. Nice aromas of caramel and orange. It has a nice balance, but the finish is a bit off.
Wittales (637) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance was cloudy deep orangish gold with diminishing off white 1 finger head, spotty lacing. Aromas are floral citrus and pine with strong sweet malts, no alcohol. Taste are sweet caramal upfront gives way to pine, grapefruit, lemon, touch of tangerine. Palate was soft creamy smooth CO2 with meduim body, lasting piney sweet citrusy finish. A malty citrus piney solid IPA.
Berard (309) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Murky brown with head that dissipates. Very little carbonation. Sour mediocre ipa taste. So so.
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Tonkun (874) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Light copper pour with a thin white head. Pine, floral, bread, citrus. Easy carbonation in a medium body. Bitter finish but well balanced. Very straight forward good IPA